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An Elf Named Elfus – Free Pattern

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When you think about Christmas, you might think about Santa but what would Santa be without his little helpers? That’s right and thats why today you’ll get the chance to crochet your own little elf. Again, it’s an easy crochet project so it’s definitely suitable for a beginner :)

Crochet Elfus pattern

You’ll need:

  • DK yarn in green and “skin colour” (I used Hayfield Bonus DK)
  • 3.5 mm hook
  • polyfill
  • 2 wobbly eyes in your preferred size
  • tapestry needle

Gauge: not important, you just might want to go either up or down a hook size when you crochet too tightly or too loose. You can test it by crocheting the first 4 rounds and push a little bit of polyfill behind to check if it’s visible or not. If it is reduce your hook size. If you’re having problems inserting your hook into the stitch of the previous round go up by a hook size.

Finished size: ~ 23 cm

The whole project is done in rounds, do not join at the end

 

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Abbreviations

ch= chain

sc= single crochet (US term); double crochet (dc, UK term)

st= stitch(es)

sc2tog= single crochet decrease (US term); double crochet decrease (dc2tog, UK term)

In my patterns UK terms are always given in brackets.

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Body

with green

Make Magic ring, ch 1

Round 1: 8 sc (dc) in magic ring. (8st)

Round 2: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 7 st. (9st)

Round 3: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 8 st. (10 st)

Round 4: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 9 st. (11 st)

Round 5: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 10 st. (12 st)

Round 6: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 11 st. (13 st)

Round 7: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 12 st. (14 st)

Round 8: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 13 st. (15 st)

Round 9: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 14 st. (16 st)

Round 10: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 15 st. (17 st)

Round 11: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 16 st. (18 st)

Round 12: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 17 st. (19 st)

Round 13: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 18 st. (20 st)

Round 14: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 19 st. (21 st)

Round 15: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 20 st. (22 st)

Round 16: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 21 st. (23 st)

Round 17: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 22 st. (24 st)

change to skin colour

Round 18: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 23 st. (25 st)

Round 19: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 24 st. (26 st)

Round 20: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 25 st. (27 st)

Round 22: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 26 st. (28 st)

Round 23: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 27 st. (29 st)

Round 24: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 28 st. (30 st)

Round 25: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 29 st. (31 st)

Round 26: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 30 st. (32 st)

Round 27: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 31 st. (33 st)

change to green

Round 28: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 32 st. (34 st)

Round 29: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 33 st. (35 st)

Round 30: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 34 st. (36 st)

Round 31: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 35 st. (37 st)

Round 32: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 36 st. (38 st)

Round 33: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 37 st. (39 st)

Round 34: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 38 st. (40 st)

Round 35: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 39 st. (41 st)

Round 36: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 40 st. (42 st)

Round 37: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 41 st. (43 st)

Round 38: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 42 st. (44 st)

Round 39: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 43 st. (45 st)

Round 40: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 44 st. (46 st)

Round 41: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 45 st. (47 st)

Round 42: 2 sc (dc) in first st, sc (dc) in next 46 st. (48 st)

start stuffing your little elf here

Round 43: in backloops only sc (dc) in each st around. (48 st)

Round 45: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 6 st*,  6 times. (42st)

Round 46: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 5 st*,  6 times. (36 st)

Round 47: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 4 st*,  6 times. (30 st)

Round 48: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 3 st*,  6 times. (24 st)

Round 49: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 2 st*,  6 times. (18 st)

Round 50: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 1 st*, 6 times. (12 st)

Round 51: *sc2tog (dc2tog)*, 6 times. (6st)

Fasten off, stitch the remaining hole close and weave in the end

Nose

with skin colour

Magic ring, ch 1

Round 1: 6 sc (dc) in magic ring. (6st)

Round 2: sc (dc) in every st around. (6st)

Round 3: sc (dc) in every st around. (6st)

fasten off, weave in end (the make the nose a little bit “puffy” just leave the magic ring end in the nose and don’t cut the yarn). Sew the nose to the face part of your little elf.

Attach wobbly eyes, if you fancy bend the tip of his hat a little and put your elf on a nice shelf :)

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I would love to see how your little elf turned out :) So feel free to post it to my Facebook wall :)

Happy Crocheting!

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Disclaimer:  This pattern is not for resale so please do not sell it to other people. If you do use it and enjoy it, I’d be grateful for a link back to my blog and the pattern, but please don’t copy and paste it to your website or copy my pictures. You’re allowed to sell finished items created with the pattern, but please do give me credit as the designer (link back to the blog when selling online). Thank you!

 

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